29th Jan 2012, 22:00
Has anyone recently done an A320 rating and got any feedback regarding the above mentioned TRTO based at Shoreham. I'm also interested to hear if anyone has secured employment through their recommendations or not.
Please don't turn this into a mud slinging contest . If it's more appropriate then I'll gladly accept PM's instead. ( in case I'm accused of promoting this company etc etc)
30th Jan 2012, 13:57
Very expensive indeed, for the 320 you'd be looking at around €21,000 plus vat better prices out there so shop around for the type your looking for.
They sell those much needed hours on type. Line training comes in 300 and 500 hour packets, prices i hear around the $50,000 mark with i think SATA airlines and possibly other companies.
If you need line training, then look at doing your type with eagle jet or even through cockpit 4 u, their line training is with eagle.
Dont do the type without getting your line training package sorted, otherwise not worth it.
30th Jan 2012, 18:46
Line training is an airline expense - Never do it for them. P2F is not just good money after bad - it is not just morally wrong, it actually destroys employment prospects for yourself and other (existing and following wannabee) FOs and will lead to no job and bigger debts.
Just look at how many unemployed experienced FOs are on the market right now.
Do you really want an EU/FAA blacklisted airline on your CV?
31st Jan 2012, 09:44
Ok..It's obvious you you didn't read my post and the question obviously doesn't relate to you at all. I asked if anyone had experienced any A320 training at the TRTO I mentioned and if so, did they find work (either off their own backs or through recommendations from the TRTO).
Nowhere did I mention line training in my post!!
So please, don't respond to questions that havn't been asked and dont assume I want to do Line Training. I've been a reader of this forum for many years and know the pitfalls of SSTR which is why I dont need or want those sort of reponses.
If anyone has more constructive feedback about the TRTO it will be much appreciated. PM is most welcomed.
2nd Feb 2012, 18:39
Yes too much ranting not enough reading! Obviously posted to wrong thread. Maybe you'll find an alternative answer to your question posted on a p2f thread! My last was more a continuation of wigwags post.
In any case suggest you don't go for self sponsored a320 tr or any other sstr without a job gtee.
There are too many guys and girls with no job and big loan repayments with a rating that costs a lot to keep updating. Most airlines req at least 500h on type for a job and some now promote p2f.
2nd Feb 2012, 18:42
If you still want to go ahead with a TRTO inspire of all the pitfalls it might be worth checking the IPA who offer 15% off some TRTO SIMs incl a320 for members.
13th Apr 2012, 15:16
Jet Flight is well worth looking at. A320 courses started last year and have 100% pass rate. Base training recently switched to BMI, flying out of LHR to East Mids for the circuits. I understand that one group of base training pilots were all offered an interview and several are now flying the line for BMI on the Airbus. "Route One" into BA - it doesn't get better than that.
Ask the prospective TRTO how many sim sessions you get for the money, ask to see their course materials and find out who will be doing the training. Not all type ratings are equal!
14th Apr 2012, 08:50
"Route One" into BA - it doesn't get better than that.
Think there is another thread running elsewhere which null and voids that assertion unfortunately. BMI have issued redundancy notices, and are closing various bases if rumours are true on another thread. Very sad.
15th Apr 2012, 16:38
Why on earth have you copied and pasted my response to a previous post?
Bizzare behaviour man!!
16th Apr 2012, 02:05
A TR with no hours on type is as useful as an ashtray on a motor bike....
There are plenty of rated guys and gals with hours on type. Especially A320/B737 drivers! GP I'm in your shoes. I looked into doing the same, as to make myself a little more marketable. But I don't think there's an easy fix to the current climate.
I got my self an ops job with a corporate jet company.... With hope a flying job will come out of it!